Description Digital Equipment Corporation business card for Jeffrey W. Coombs. The old business card identifies Jeffrey Coombs as the Senior Software Specialist at Digital Equipment Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts.
Historical Notes Jeffrey Coombs grew up in Dedham, Massachusetts, and lived in Abington with his wife, Christie, and their three school-age children. Jeffrey was a nature lover who planned activities outdoors with his family and was set to hike the Grand Canyon for 10 days in late September. On September 11, Jeffrey, a security analyst at Compaq, boarded Flight 11 heading to California on business. He was 42 years old.
Curator's Comment Business cards were ubiquitous survivors of the 9/11 attacks. Most of those in the Museum’s collection were found in recovered wallets and pocketbooks, or retrieved from the paper debris that fell from the towers. Their variety is indicative of the multiplicity of companies and activities anchored at the World Trade Center.
Victims’ relatives and employees of businesses formerly located at the World Trade Center have also donated pristine business cards found at home or in jacket pockets after September 11, 2001. Such cards were often retained as souvenirs of the destroyed landmark or as evidence that placed loved ones at the World Trade Center. Business cards tied to passengers aboard the hijacked aircrafts were also found at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon crash site, and in the impact area of Flight 93 near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. HIDE